Apple rankings, money, Google Earth, Policy Banner, Korea, Safari 10


The Covent Garden Apple Store, London
The Covent Garden Apple Store, London

Apple is second in the 2016 ‘Top 100 Global Brand Love List’ — Facebook and Apple took the top two spots in the second annual NetBase Brand Passion Report 2016: Top 100 Global Brand Love List, which reveals the brands consumers expressed the most love for on social media. The report leveraged the social analytics technology of NetBase, a company that specialises in enterprise social analytics, to examine more than 265 million posts, ranking the most loved brands in technology, consumer goods, automotive, food and beverage, financial services and energy companies globally.

Apple dropped 2.81% in broad Brexit selloff — Shares of Apple Inc. shed 2.81% last Friday in a broad market downturn sparked by Brits voting to leave the European Union, or Brexit for short. The selloff was part of a general panic among investors concerned about what Brexit will do to the global economy. Computerworld has a more in-depth look.

Apple’s third fiscal quarter earnings report is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26th — Investors will be watching the iPhone and iPad maker’s numbers closely after last quarter’s disappointing results, and the lack of new product announcements during Q3.

Google bringing HIGHER RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY to Google Earth and Maps — Google has announced the rollout of new imagery for Google Earth, and by extension Google Maps. The company said it was incorporating a new cloud-free mosaic of Earth in Google Earth utilizing higher-resolution images from Landsat 8, a satellite deployed by the USGS and NASA in 2013. [It’s not there yet, though, in my  Google Earth.]

OS X Policy Banner for Custom Login Screens — You can set a custom message on your Mac’s lock screen, so if someone takes or finds your computer, he’ll have an easy way to contact you. However, if you’re an administrator who manages multiple machines, there’s also a built-in way to add a policy banner, which’ll make anyone who logs in click an Accept button to continue.

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating ‘some matters’ regarding Apple — South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating “some matters” relating to Apple, reports Reuters. Speaking at a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday, FTC Chairman Jeong Jae-chan declined to comment on the specifics of the regulator’s investigation when asked to do so by a South Korean lawmaker, the article adds.

Safari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content — Building on work completed last year to enable Web Content Blockers, Apple’s new Safari 10 enables a wide range of native code App Extensions that users can automatically obtain and update through the Mac App Store, contributing to faster performance, enhanced security and better reliability.

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